UGA wins Rose Bowl, heading to national championship game

NORMAN OK – NOVEMBER 25 Running back Rodney Anderson

NORMAN OK – NOVEMBER 25 Running back Rodney Anderson

No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 3 Georgia will meet for the first time at the Rose Bowl in a College Football Playoff semifinal that features two very different ways of playing offense. Sony Michel ran for the game-winning, 27-yard touchdown in double overtime in what was the highest-scoring Rose Bowl ever.

But Mayfield also threw his only interception to Dominick Sanders on the first snap of the fourth quarter.

Lorenzo Carter blocked a 27-yard field goal attempt by Austin Seibert on the first possession of the second overtime. The location, Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, gives the Georgia Bulldogs a virtual home game since the University of Georgia is a mere 70 miles away in Athens, although Alabama has a sizable fanbase in Georgia as well.

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Toronto opened as a 6.5-point fave, while the over-under has gone up from 214 points. "You could see the bounce in his step". The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 104.8 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting.

Georgia will face the victor of the Sugar Bowl in the national championship.

Spenser Davis: There are several different individual matchups that could play a big role in this game, and Georgia has the edge in a lot of them. The two teams combined for more than 1,000 yards of offense, led by Georgia's 317 rushing yards. Mayfield will make plays, and Oklahoma will score points.

"I can always remember watching it, hearing Keith Jackson call it, and it seems like it was always a great game", said Riley, who is from Texas. "You know, an epic Rose Bowl game". The Sooners had taken a 45-38 lead when Steven Parker returned Michel's fumble for a TD with 6:52 left in the fourth. There was plenty of uncertainty around the Sooners when longtime coach Bob Stoops suddenly stepped down in early June, but 34-year-old offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley has thrived after being thrust into the head coaching role.

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"We had to believe", Fromm said of the Bulldogs effort in the second OT.

"He's just such a good athlete", Smart said.

Following a 9-yard pass to Terry Godwin, out trotted Rodrigo Blankenship to squeak in a 55-yard field goal - a Rose Bowl record - to make the halftime score 31-17. The semifinal had been played on New Year's Eve the past two seasons.

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"It's just the competitive nature that's in us that keeps us pushing each other to be better", he said. That game was at the Rose Bowl, although it wasn't the official Rose Bowl game, which was between Ohio State and OR that season. Georgia QB Jake Fromm has proven to be capable, but he's a true freshman and hasn't performed under the bright lights of a College Football Playoff like Mayfield has.

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